LAVENDER (Lavendular Angustifolia/Officinalis)
County of Origin: Mediterranean
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Constituents: Linalyl acetate (30-40%), linalol, lavandulol, lavandulyl Acetate, terpineol, cineol, limonene and ocimene.
Main therapeautic Effects: Analgesic, Anticonvulsive, Antidepressant, Antimicrobial, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antitoxic, Carminative, Cholagogue, Choleretic, Cicatrisant, Cordial, Cytophylactic, Deodorant, Digestive, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Hypotensive. Insecticide, Nervine , Parasiticide, Rubefacient, Sedative, Stimulant, Tonic, Vermifuge, Vulnerary
Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitising.
Skin Care: Abscesses, acne, allergies, athlete’s foot, boils, bruises, burns, dandruff, dermatitis, earache, eczema, inflam-mations, insect bites/stings, insect repellent, lice,
Psoriasis, ringworm, scabies, sores, sunburn, wounds.
Circulation, Muscles and Joints: Lumbago, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, sprains.
Respiratory System: Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, halitosis, laryngitis, throat infections and whooping cough.
Digestive System: Abdominal cramps, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea.
Genito-Urinary: Cystitis, leucorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea.
Nervous System: Depression, headache, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, nervous tension and stress-related conditions, PMS, sciatica, shock and vertigo
Immune System: Flu.
Combinations: Marjoram enhances the sedative effect. Citrus Oils increase its floral quality and Frankincense heightens its soothing and expectorant properties.